When you hear kale, you probably imagine a healthy, crunchy salad. But as much as it benefits you from within, topical use of kale is also great for hair health.
The leafy green vegetable is chock-full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins including K, A, B6 and C, and other minerals like iron, zinc and magnesium. Here are some of its benefits for hair.
1. Promotes hair growth
The fatty acids and proteins in kale nourish your scalp and promote better circulation, enhancing hair growth.
2. Prevents scalp dryness and dandruff
It is also loaded with beta carotene, a pigment your body converts into vitamin A which keeps your scalp properly moisturized, and prevents dryness and dandruff.
3. Makes hair stronger
With regular application on your hair and scalp, you can actually make your hair strong, lustrous and give it a healthy texture.
4. Protects from UV damage
The antioxidants and vitamins in kale protects your hair from harmful UV radiation.
5. Soothes irritation
Applying kale juice on your hair and scalp can help sooth irritation due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
So don’t just eat the leafy green vegetable, but apply it on your hair to make them healthier, thicker and stronger.